Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Alex Lavine
Position: Undergraduate Assistant Coach
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'4"
Hometown: Glendale, Ariz.
High School: Mountain Ridge H.S.
Career Stats Career Stats
2013 Game-by-Game 2013 Game-by-Game
2011 Game-by-Game 2011 Game-by-Game
2012 Game-by-Game 2012 Game-by-Game

2013: Appeared in 55 games with 54 starts, all in centerfield … Finished fifth on the team with a .297 batting average … Changed side of the plate to a lefty slapper after spending the first two seasons at Arizona (and her entire life) as a right handed batter … Entered the year with a career .224 average with 28 hits, bettered both of the most marks with 41 hits in 138 at-bats … Carried a better Pac-12 average (.300) than nonconference average (.294) … Battled a quad injury that cost her some time and forced her into the flex position for four starts … Spent all 50 offensive starts in the nine-spot in the batting order … Hit six doubles, including two against ASU (5/4) … Drove in 10 runs on the year … Boasted a .341 slugging percentage and a .322 on-base percentage … Had nine multi-hit games, including her first-career three-hit game against Utah (3/29) … Notched six defensive assists on the year … Stole six bases, third most on the team, in eight attempts … Put together a .988 fielding percentage with just one error in 83 chances … Hit in nine of the team’s last 10 games, including a career-long eight-game hitting streak and hit .414 in her final 29 at-bats of the year … Drove in six of her 10 runs on the season during the Wildcat Invitational in which she hit .500 with a double and a pair of stolen bases … Ranked second on the team with a .300 Pac-12 batting average … College Station Regional: Recorded two hits in nine at-bats … Was perfect in nine defensive opportunities, including a defensive assist against Baylor (5/18).

2012: Played in 41 games, 36 of which came as a defensive replacement in the outfield ... Started four games in right field ... Posted a .125 batting average in 24 at-bats on the season ... Drove in five runs for the campaign ... Notched the biggest hit of her career against San Diego State (3/28) when she blasted a two-out, two-strike, three-run, game-tying home run in the bottom of the seventh, completing a five-run comeback in the seventh inning; Arizona would win the game in extras ... Posted an on-base percentage of .160 while slugging .250 for the campaign ... Tucson Super Regional: Entered all three games as a defensive substitution ... Went 0-for-1 in her only at-bat of the weekend against Notre Dame (5/20) ... Recorded one putout in the outfield ... Norman Super Regional: Entered game two as a defensive sub and went 0-for-1 at the plate ... Nabbed two putouts defensively.

2011: Emerged as Arizona’s number one option at shortstop, starting 44 games at short … A Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention performer … Had a very consistent season offensively, with her batting average staying steady near .250 for most of the season before settling at .248 where she ended the season … Had six multi-hit games … Drove in 19 runs, seventh best on the team … Her five multi-RBI games tied for fifth on the squad … Had a reached-base streak of five during the season, and ended the campaign on a two-game stripe … Seven of her 25 hits went for extra bases with each extra-base hit occurring in the final two-thirds of the season … Clocked three homers, three doubles and a triple … Drew 19 walks, helping her to an on-base percentage of .374 … Went 2-for-3 in her first collegiate start with a walk and a stolen base vs. Nebraska (2/11) … Went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a double vs. Idaho State (3/5) … Registered a triple and a home run with two RBI and two runs scored vs. San Jose State (3/19) … In a five-game stretch (3/19-4/2), went 6-for-14 with seven RBI, a double, a triple and a home run and five runs scored … Tucson Regional: Earned two starts at shortstop (New Mexico State, 5/21; Texas Tech, 5/22) … Drove in a run in each affair … Went 2-for-3 vs. New Mexico State with a sacrifice fly … Drew an RBI walk vs. Texas Tech … Tucson Super Regional: Started both games at shortstop … Went 1-for-5 at the plate.

High School: A four year letter winner under Coach Becky Higgins at Mountain Ridge High School … First-team all-state her senior season … Team captain her junior and senior seasons … Honored as team MVP her sophomore, junior and senior seasons … Named first-team all-region all four years … Cited as honorable mention performer on all-state team her freshman, sophomore and senior season … Made honor roll all four years … Set school records in batting average (.618), stolen bases (33) and on-base percentage (.648) … Team finished third in state playoffs … Chose Arizona over Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, Washington, Stanford and Louisville because it was her “lifelong dream to play here.”

Personal: Born Alexandra Mary Elizabeth Lavine in July of 1992 to Scott and Georgia Lavine … Has two sisters: Brittany, 25 and Heather, 23 … In her free time, enjoys hanging out with friends and watching and reading Harry Potter … Intended major is psychology.

Career Honors:


Pac-10 All-Freshman (Honorable Mention)

Career Single-Game Highs:

Hits: 3, at Utah, Mar 29, 2013

Doubles: 2, Arizona State, May 04, 2013

Triples: 1, vs San Jose State, Mar 19, 2011

Home runs: 1, 4 times

Total bases: 7, vs San Jose State, Mar 19, 2011

RBI: 3, Cal State Northridge, Mar 27, 2011 ; San Diego State, Mar 28, 2012

Runs scored: 2, 5 times

Walks: 2, 4 times

Hit by pitch: 1, Utah State, Mar 04, 2011 ; at Oklahoma, May 28, 2011 ; California, Apr 02, 2013

Sac flies: 1, at New Mexico State, May 21, 2011

Sac bunts: 1, 7 times

At bats: 5, UCLA, Apr 18, 2013 ; at Utah, Mar 29, 2013

Stolen bases: 1, 8 times

Caught stealing: 1, vs Nebraska, Feb 11, 2011 ; Nebraska, Feb 15, 2013 ; at Stanford, May 11, 2013

Field chances: 9, vs DePaul, Mar 19, 2011

Putouts: 6, Portland State, Mar 03, 2013

Assists: 6, vs Michigan, Mar 18, 2011 ; vs DePaul, Mar 19, 2011